Top 300 Comics for May 2011

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The month of may looked grim once again, with no single issue selling above 100,000 in the direct market.  This puts May down 14.3% from this time last year, but only 2.66% down from the number of issues sold compared to last month. On the plus side, graphic novel sales in the direct market were up nearly 5% from the month before.

Fear Itself #2 took the top spot, beating Flashpoint #1, both $3.99 comics – though it should be pointed out that Fear Itself #2 did have an additional week on the shelf compared to Flashpoint #1.    Marvel did take six of the top ten comics for the month, which means, once again, no other publisher besides the top two cracked the Top Ten.  The closest was Image Comics’ The Walking Dead #85, which came in at the very bottom of the Top 40.  Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, and IDW Publishing rounded out the Top Five publishers for the month when it comes to the Dollar Share perspective, but if you look at the total number of units sold, the ranking would be Marvel, DC, Image, IDW Publishing, and then Dark Horse.

Take the jump for the complete list of the Top 300 Comics sold in the direct market for May 2011, and remember our table is sortable and searchable, so you can run your own analysis.

Quantity Rank Index TITLE PRICE COMPANY
1 174.85 FEAR ITSELF #2 $3.99 MAR
2 157.90 FLASHPOINT #1 $3.99 DC
3 136.82 GREEN LANTERN #66 $2.99 DC
4 123.60 AVENGERS #13 FEAR $3.99 MAR
5 121.42 FF #3 $2.99 MAR
6 110.67 GREEN LANTERN CORPS #60 $2.99 DC
7 109.96 FF #4 $2.99 MAR
8 109.79 BATMAN INCORPORATED #6 $2.99 DC
9 109.52 NEW AVENGERS #12 $3.99 MAR
10 107.26 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #661 $3.99 MAR
11 105.74 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #660 $3.99 MAR
12 104.43 BATMAN AND ROBIN #23 $2.99 DC
13 101.45 AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #662 $3.99 MAR
14 100.00 BATMAN #710 $2.99 DC
15 99.69 FLASH #12 $2.99 DC
16 97.51 UNCANNY X-MEN #537 $3.99 MAR
17 96.16 GREEN LANTERN EMERALD WARRIORS #10 $2.99 DC
18 94.58 X-MEN GIANT-SIZE #1 $4.99 MAR
19 94.28 SECRET AVENGERS #13 FEAR $3.99 MAR
20 93.90 UNCANNY X-FORCE #9 $3.99 MAR
21 91.99 UNCANNY X-FORCE #10 $3.99 MAR
22 91.63 MIGHTY THOR #2 $3.99 MAR
23 88.98 MOON KNIGHT #1 $3.99 MAR
24 87.03 ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN #158 $3.99 MAR
25 84.83 JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #57 $2.99 DC
26 84.45 X-MEN #11 $3.99 MAR
27 83.66 X-MEN LEGACY #248 $2.99 MAR
28 81.80 X-MEN LEGACY #249 $2.99 MAR
29 81.31 INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #504 FEAR $3.99 MAR
30 81.23 CAPTAIN AMERICA #618 $3.99 MAR
31 81.03 WOLVERINE #9 $3.99 MAR
32 80.13 ACTION COMICS #901 $2.99 DC
33 79.34 ULTIMATE AVENGERS VS NEW ULTIMATES #4 $3.99 MAR
34 73.76 VENOM #3 $2.99 MAR
35 71.90 DETECTIVE COMICS #877 $2.99 DC
36 70.80 JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY #623 FEAR $2.99 MAR
37 69.91 ASTONISHING X-MEN #37 $3.99 MAR
38 69.84 SUPERMAN #711 $2.99 DC
39 68.22 ASTONISHING X-MEN #38 $3.99 MAR
40 68.17 WALKING DEAD #85 (MR) $2.99 IMA
41 66.44 BATMAN ARKHAM CITY #1 $2.99 DC
42 66.13 KIRBY GENESIS #0 $1.00 DYN
43 63.17 X-MEN PRELUDE TO SCHISM #1 $2.99 MAR
44 63.04 NEW MUTANTS #25 $3.99 MAR
45 62.72 FEAR ITSELF SPIDER-MAN #1 $2.99 MAR
46 58.88 BATMAN GATES OF GOTHAM #1 $2.99 DC
47 58.59 HULK #33 $2.99 MAR
48 57.62 GREEN ARROW #12 (BRIGHTEST DAY) $2.99 DC
49 56.84 X-MEN PRELUDE TO SCHISM #2 $2.99 MAR
50 53.90 BIRDS OF PREY #12 $2.99 DC
51 52.82 RED ROBIN #23 $2.99 DC
52 52.32 INCREDIBLE HULKS #628 $2.99 MAR
53 51.93 FEAR ITSELF HOME FRONT #2 $3.99 MAR
54 51.29 JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #51 $2.99 DC
55 51.02 INCREDIBLE HULKS #629 $2.99 MAR
56 50.83 DEADPOOL #37 $2.99 MAR
57 50.81 SUPERMAN BATMAN #84 $2.99 DC
58 50.09 DEADPOOL ANNUAL #1 $3.99 MAR
59 47.73 DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE #9 $2.99 MAR
60 47.52 DAREDEVIL REBORN #4 $3.99 MAR
61 47.48 X-23 #10 $2.99 MAR
62 46.79 ALPHA FLIGHT #0.1 $2.99 MAR
63 46.13 BATMAN BEYOND #5 $2.99 DC
64 45.50 THUNDERBOLTS #157 $2.99 MAR
65 45.09 AVENGERS ACADEMY #13 $2.99 MAR
66 44.96 X-FACTOR #219 $2.99 MAR
67 44.91 TEEN TITANS #95 $2.99 DC
68 44.86 FEAR ITSELF YOUTH IN REVOLT #1 $2.99 MAR
69 44.70 SUPERBOY #7 $2.99 DC
70 44.66 DAKEN DARK WOLVERINE #9.1 $2.99 MAR
71 43.65 BATGIRL #21 $2.99 DC
72 42.85 ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN WOLVERINE #6 $3.99 MAR
73 42.73 AVENGERS ACADEMY #14 $2.99 MAR
74 42.36 BOOSTER GOLD #44 $2.99 DC
75 42.02 ANNIHILATORS #3 $4.99 MAR
76 41.94 LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #13 $2.99 DC
77 41.20 WOLVERINE BEST THERE IS #6 $3.99 MAR
78 40.43 ADVENTURE COMICS #526 $2.99 DC
79 40.13 SECRET WARRIORS #27 $2.99 MAR
80 39.79 SILVER SURFER #4 $2.99 MAR
81 39.01 GOTHAM CITY SIRENS #23 $2.99 DC
82 38.87 SUPERGIRL #64 $2.99 DC
83 37.95 BLACK PANTHER MAN WITHOUT FEAR #518 $2.99 MAR
84 37.31 TITANS #35 $2.99 DC
85 36.99 GENERATION HOPE #7 $2.99 MAR
86 36.89 IRON MAN 2.0 #5 FEAR $2.99 MAR
87 36.42 DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #7 $2.99 DC
88 36.41 HEROES FOR HIRE #6 $2.99 MAR
89 36.17 ROCKETEER ADVENTURES #1 $3.99 IDW
90 35.82 SECRET SIX #33 $2.99 DC
91 35.35 DC UNIVERSE ONLINE LEGENDS #8 $2.99 DC
92 34.40 STAR WARS JEDI DARK SIDE #1 $2.99 DAR
93 34.05 HERC #3 FEAR $2.99 MAR
94 34.04 FABLES #105 (MR) $2.99 DC
95 33.93 HELLBOY BEING HUMAN ONE SHOT $3.50 DAR
96 33.89 BOYS #54 (MR) $3.99 DYN
97 33.89 HEROES FOR HIRE #7 $2.99 MAR
98 33.66 AVENGERS ACADEMY GIANT-SIZE #1 $7.99 MAR
99 33.49 PUNISHERMAX #13 (MR) $3.99 MAR
100 33.15 ZATANNA #13 $2.99 DC
101 32.57 STAR WARS LEGACY WAR #6 $3.50 DAR
102 31.82 STAR WARS DARTH VADER & LOST COMMAND #5 $3.50 DAR
103 31.56 HERC #2 $2.99 MAR
104 31.24 POWER GIRL #24 $2.99 DC
105 30.88 ASTONISHING THOR #4 $3.99 MAR
106 29.82 DEADPOOLMAX #8 (MR) $3.99 MAR
107 29.74 JSA ALL STARS #18 $2.99 DC
108 28.82 AMERICAN VAMPIRE #15 (MR) $2.99 DC
109 27.70 NAMOR FIRST MUTANT ANNUAL #1 $3.99 MAR
110 27.58 MARVEL ZOMBIES SUPREME #4 $3.99 MAR
111 26.86 SPAWN #207 $2.99 IMA
112 26.69 VAMPIRELLA #5 $3.99 DYN
113 26.68 STAND NO MANS LAND #4 $3.99 MAR
114 26.48 GODZILLA KINGDOM OF MONSTERS #3 $3.99 IDW
115 25.81 WARLORD OF MARS DEJAH THORIS #3 $3.99 DYN
116 24.88 GI JOE VOL 2 ONGOING #1 $3.99 IDW
117 24.85 CAPTAIN AMERICA FIRST VENGEANCE #1 $2.99 MAR
118 24.73 VAMPIRELLA SCARLET LEGION #1 $3.99 DYN
119 24.72 TRUE BLOOD TAINTED LOVE #4 (MR) $3.99 IDW
120 24.51 GARTH ENNIS JENNIFER BLOOD #3 (MR) $3.99 DYN
121 24.36 WALKING DEAD SURVIVORS GUIDE #2 (MR) $2.99 IMA
122 24.28 CINDERELLA FABLES ARE FOREVER #4 (MR) $2.99 DC
123 24.13 ONSLAUGHT UNLEASHED #4 $3.99 MAR
124 23.33 ACTION COMICS #900 $5.99 DC
125 23.31 OUTSIDERS #39 $2.99 DC
126 23.00 CONAN ROAD OF KINGS #5 $3.50 DAR
127 22.98 SKAAR KING OF SAVAGE LAND #3 $2.99 MAR
128 22.85 MEGA MAN #1 $2.99 ARC
129 22.81 SPIDER-GIRL #7 $2.99 MAR
130 22.80 CHEW #27 (MR) $2.99 IMA
131 22.14 SNAKE EYES ONGOING (IDW) #1 $3.99 IDW
132 21.99 CAPTAIN AMERICA FIRST VENGEANCE #2 $2.99 MAR
133 21.86 KING CONAN SCARLET CITADEL #4 $3.50 DAR
134 21.83 NAMOR FIRST MUTANT #10 $2.99 MAR
135 21.69 COBRA ONGOING #1 $3.99 IDW
136 21.26 BPRD DEAD REMEMBERED #2 $3.50 DAR
137 20.22 UNWRITTEN #25 (MR) $2.99 DC
138 20.20 HAWKEYE: BLIND SPOT #4 $2.99 MAR
139 20.16 IMAGE FIRSTS INVINCIBLE #1 (MR) $1.00 IMA
140 19.51 RUSE #3 $2.99 MAR
141 19.36 ARTIFACTS #7 $3.99 IMA
142 19.36 WITCHBLADE #144 $4.99 IMA
143 19.18 IZOMBIE #13 (MR) $2.99 DC
144 19.02 WOLVERINE HERCULES MYTHS MONSTERS AND MUTANTS #3 $2.99 MAR
145 18.82 HELLRAISER #2 (MR) $3.99 BOO
146 18.68 JONAH HEX #67 $2.99 DC
147 18.37 GI JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO #166 $3.99 IDW
148 18.31 TRANSFORMERS ONGOING #19 $3.99 IDW
149 18.30 IRREDEEMABLE #25 $3.99 BOO
150 18.15 REBELS #28 $2.99 DC
151 18.15 STRANGE ADVENTURES #1 (MR) $7.99 DC
152 18.05 SUPER DINOSAUR #2 $2.99 IMA
153 17.66 YOUNG JUSTICE #4 $2.99 DC
154 17.59 CROSSED PSYCHOPATH #2 (MR) $3.99 AVA
155 17.53 LADY DEATH (ONGOING) #5 $3.99 AVA
156 17.49 CAPTAIN AMERICA HAIL HYDRA #5 $2.99 MAR
157 17.42 SIGIL #3 $2.99 MAR
158 17.16 HELLBLAZER #279 (MR) $2.99 DC
159 17.16 THUNDER AGENTS #7 $2.99 DC
160 17.11 DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS #7 $3.99 IDW
161 16.89 GFT DREAM EATER CROSSOVER (PT 1) #1 $5.99 ZEN
162 16.88 DOOM PATROL #22 $2.99 DC
163 16.74 GFT MYTHS & LEGENDS #4 $2.99 ZEN
164 16.64 WITCHFINDER LOST & GONE FOREVER #4 $2.99 DAR
165 16.42 WEIRD WORLDS #5 $3.99 DC
166 16.14 POWER MAN AND IRON FIST #5 $2.99 MAR
167 15.90 MOUSE GUARD BLACK AXE #2 $3.50 ARA
168 15.89 OZMA OF OZ #6 $3.99 MAR
169 15.57 SUPER DINOSAUR ORIGIN SPECIAL #1 $2.99 IMA
170 15.54 GFT DREAM EATER SAGA CROSSOVER PRELUDE $1.99 ZEN
171 15.38 30 DAYS OF NIGHT NIGHT AGAIN #1 $3.99 IDW
172 15.34 HACK SLASH #4 (MR) $3.50 IMA
173 15.29 FREEDOM FIGHTERS #9 $2.99 DC
174 15.23 JOHN BYRNE NEXT MEN #6 $3.99 IDW
175 15.18 SWEET TOOTH #21 (MR) $2.99 DC
176 15.17 GRIMM FAIRY TALES #59 $2.99 ZEN
177 15.10 RED SONJA #56 $3.99 DYN
178 14.94 TAROT WITCH OF THE BLACK ROSE #68 (MR) $2.95 BRO
179 14.94 X-MEN EARTH’S MUTANT HEROES #1 $4.99 MAR
180 14.72 ANGEL YEARBOOK ONE SHOT $7.99 IDW
181 14.60 INCORRUPTIBLE #18 $3.99 BOO
182 14.56 SONIC THE HEDGEHOG #224 $2.99 ARC
183 14.48 XOMBI #3 $2.99 DC
184 14.24 TINY TITANS #40 $2.99 DC
185 14.15 MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #4 $3.50 DAR
186 13.89 SPIKE #8 $3.99 IDW
187 13.70 AXE COP BAD GUY EARTH #3 $3.50 DAR
188 13.61 DOCTOR WHO ONGOING VOL 2 #5 $3.99 IDW
189 13.38 PLANET OF THE APES #2 $3.99 BOO
190 13.35 TRANSFORMERS HEART OF DARKNESS #3 $3.99 IDW
191 13.23 QUEEN SONJA #16 $3.99 DYN
192 13.08 DUCKTALES #1 $3.99 BOO
193 13.07 DOC SAVAGE #14 $2.99 DC
194 13.05 DEATH OF ZORRO #3 $3.99 DYN
195 12.98 FEAR ITSELF #1 $3.99 MAR
196 12.88 LONE RANGER #25 $4.99 DYN
197 12.87 BREED III #1 (MR) $2.99 IMA
198 12.81 GFT PRES TALES FROM NEVERLAND #1 $4.99 ZEN
199 12.81 NORTHLANDERS #40 (MR) $2.99 DC
200 12.69 SIMPSONS COMICS #178 $2.99 BON
201 12.66 ROCKETEER #1 100 PENNY PRESS $1.00 IDW
202 12.55 SPIRIT #14 $2.99 DC
203 12.54 HOUSE OF MYSTERY #37 (MR) $2.99 DC
204 12.51 HACK SLASH EVA MONSTERS BALL #1 (MR) $3.99 DYN
205 12.47 ALL NEW BATMAN THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #7 $2.99 DC
206 12.44 SUICIDE GIRLS #2 (MR) $3.99 IDW
207 12.20 SONIC UNIVERSE #28 $2.99 ARC
208 12.19 CARBON GREY #3 (MR) $2.99 IMA
209 11.99 SPIDEY SUNDAY SPECTACULAR #1 $3.99 MAR
210 11.61 BUTCHER BAKER RIGHTEOUS MAKER #3 (MR) $2.99 IMA
211 11.48 MAGDALENA (ONGOING) #6 $3.99 IMA
212 11.28 GLADSTONES SCHOOL FOR WORLD CONQUERORS #1 $2.99 IMA
213 11.21 FUTURAMA COMICS #55 $2.99 BON
214 11.00 TOTAL RECALL #1 $1.99 DYN
215 10.99 RED SONJA REVENGE O/T GODS #3 $3.99 DYN
216 10.92 DOCTOR WHO FAIRYTALE LIFE #2 $3.99 IDW
217 10.86 SOLOMON KANE RED SHADOWS #2 $3.50 DAR
218 10.81 NONPLAYER #1 (MR) $2.99 IMA
219 10.68 CHARMED #9 $3.50 ZEN
220 10.65 DMZ #65 (MR) $2.99 DC
221 10.56 DARKWING DUCK #12 $3.99 BOO
222 10.54 SCIENCE DOG SPECIAL #2 $3.50 IMA
223 10.47 MORIARTY #1 $2.99 IMA
224 10.34 BLUE ESTATE #2 (MR) $2.99 IMA
225 10.25 TRANSFORMERS RISING STORM #4 $3.99 IDW
226 10.23 DUNGEONS & DRAGONS DARK SUN #5 $3.99 IDW
227 10.16 NIGHT O/T LIVING DEAD #5 (MR) $3.99 AVA
228 10.08 68 (SIXTY EIGHT) #2 $3.99 IMA
229 9.94 NIGHT O/T LIVING DEAD DEATH VALLEY #2 (MR) $3.99 AVA
230 9.81 BRIMSTONE #1 (MR) $3.25 ZEN
231 9.75 TRANSFORMERS 3 MOVIE PREQUEL FOUNDATION #4 $3.99 IDW
232 9.55 RED SPIKE #1 $1.00 IMA
233 9.48 SPIDER-MAN #14 $2.99 MAR
234 9.46 STAN LEE SOLDIER ZERO #8 $3.99 BOO
235 9.35 KICK-ASS 2 #1 (MR) $2.99 MAR
236 9.25 STAN LEE TRAVELER #7 $3.99 BOO
237 9.03 SPIDER-MAN POWER COMES RESPONSIBILITY #2 $3.99 MAR
238 8.96 DARKNESS FOUR HORSEMEN #4 $3.99 IMA
239 8.90 CABLE AND DEADPOOL MGC #1 $1.00 MAR
240 8.82 X-FORCE ANGELS AND DEMONS MGC #1 $1.00 MAR
241 8.78 SCOOBY DOO WHERE ARE YOU #9 $2.99 DC
242 8.78 STAN LEE STARBORN #6 $3.99 BOO
243 8.72 GREEN HORNET AFTERMATH #2 $3.99 DYN
244 8.72 USAGI YOJIMBO #137 $3.50 DAR
245 8.55 SHERLOCK HOLMES YEAR ONE #4 $3.99 DYN
246 8.55 WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #18 (MR) $2.99 IMA
247 8.49 RICHIE RICH #1 $3.95 APE
248 8.39 WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #19 (MR) $2.99 IMA
249 8.25 WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #20 (MR) $2.99 IMA
250 8.20 CAPTAIN AMERICA SPOTLIGHT $3.99 MAR
251 8.18 WALKING DEAD WEEKLY #21 (MR) $2.99 IMA
252 8.09 30 DAYS OF NIGHT #1 100 PENNY PRESS $1.00 IDW
253 8.06 SIMPSONS SUMMER SHINDIG #5 $4.99 BON
254 7.98 X-MEN SPOTLIGHT $3.99 MAR
255 7.96 GREEN WAKE #2 (MR) $3.50 IMA
256 7.91 MIGHTY SAMSON #3 $3.50 DAR
257 7.85 DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP #22 $3.99 BOO
258 7.83 TATTERED MAN ONE SHOT (MR) $4.99 IMA
259 7.83 KATO ORIGINS #9 THE HELLFIRE CLUB $3.99 DYN
260 7.76 ROBERT JORDAN WHEEL OF TIME EYE O/T WORLD #10 $3.99 DYN
261 7.67 LIFE & TIMES OF SCROOGE MCDUCK #1 BOOM BLAST ED $1.00 BOO
262 7.67 FANTASTIC FOUR MGC #570 $1.00 MAR
263 7.53 NETHERWORLD #1 (MR) $3.99 IMA
264 7.41 DC COMICS PRESENTS SON OF SUPERMAN #1 $7.99 DC
265 7.38 WOLVERINE ENEMY OF STATE MGC 20 #1 $1.00 MAR
266 7.28 FARSCAPE #19 $3.99 BOO
267 7.23 ORSON SCOTT CARDS SPEAKER FOR DEAD #5 $3.99 MAR
268 7.16 FORMIC WARS BURNING EARTH #5 $3.99 MAR
269 7.13 DRUMS #1 $2.99 IMA
270 7.10 UNDYING LOVE #2 (MR) $2.99 IMA
271 6.91 LAST MORTAL #1 $3.99 IMA
272 6.90 DC COMICS PRESENTS GREEN LANTERN WILLWORLD #1 $7.99 DC
273 6.90 DC COMICS PRESENTS BATMAN DARK CITY #1 $7.99 DC
274 6.72 SKULLKICKERS #7 $2.99 IMA
275 6.66 ZOMBIES VS ROBOTS UNDERCITY #2 $3.99 IDW
276 6.66 ATOMIC ROBO DEADLY ART OF SCIENCE #5 $3.50 RED
277 6.55 SUPER HEROES #14 $2.99 MAR
278 6.53 DC COMICS PRESENTS LEGION OF SUPER HEROES #1 $7.99 DC
279 6.51 ARCHIE #621 $2.99 ARC
280 6.48 IRREDEEMABLE INCORRUPTIBLE #1 BOOM BLAST ED $1.00 BOO
281 6.37 AMORY WARS KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH 3 #11 $3.99 BOO
282 6.37 CHIP N DALE RESCUE RANGERS #6 $3.99 BOO
283 6.31 UNCLE SCROOGE #403 $3.99 BOO
284 6.25 MICE TEMPLAR VOL 3 #4 $2.99 IMA
285 6.22 FAME GLEE GN ED $7.99 BLU
286 6.17 ROUTE DES MAISONS ROUGES #4 (MR) $2.99 GG
287 6.07 KUNG FU PANDA #1 $3.95 APE
288 5.99 WOLFSKIN HUNDREDTH DREAM #6 (MR) $3.99 AVA
289 5.99 DC COMICS PRESENTS THE FLASH #1 $7.99 DC
290 5.98 ELEPHANTMEN #31 (MR) $3.99 IMA
291 5.77 INFAMOUS #5 $2.99 DC
292 5.74 FALLEN ANGEL RETURN OF THE SON #4 $3.99 IDW
293 5.64 FF #2 $2.99 MAR
294 5.64 INFAMOUS #6 $2.99 DC
295 5.54 28 DAYS LATER #23 $3.99 BOO
296 5.51 SHONEN JUMP JUNE JULY 2011 $4.99 VIZ
297 5.46 STRANGE CASE OF MR HYDE #2 $3.50 DAR
298 5.42 SUPREME POWER MGC #1 $1.00 MAR
299 5.30 DONALD DUCK #366 $3.99 BOO
300 5.29 ROBERT E HOWARDS SAVAGE SWORD #2 $7.99 DAR